What would Australia look like powered by 100% renewable energy? | Nicky Ison

Our electricity system of the future could be powered by sun, wind and wavesLiberal party donor and coal plant owner Trevor St Baker is proposing with the help of his mates in government to build two new coal power stations in Australia at the expense of taxpayers.However, the big four banks and the big three energy companies are not having a bar of it. Indeed the majority of Australia’s energy companies are working towards a very different future for the country’s energy system, a future powered by clean, renewable energy. Related: Tony Abbott played us for fools on electricity prices. Will we be played again? | Nicky Ison Related: Coal power stations are old and dirty. Here are five ways to end Australia's energy war | Nicky Ison petrol to electric vehicles, which according to University of Technology Sydney could save Australians $400bn in imported oil between now and 2050;gas to electric (or geothermal) heat-pumps for heating. Related: Australia could hit 100% renewables sooner than most people think | Nicky Ison Nicky Ison (@nickymison), founding director of the Community Power Agency and research associate at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney. This article was adapted from the Repower Australia Plan. Continue reading...

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